It’s Only a Matter of Time Before Chikungunya Hits the US

Rising risk of chikungunya virus in the US
As more and more imported cases of chikungunya show up in the US, official warn it’s just a matter of time before the first case of stateside chikungunya appears. Currently all confirmed cases of the virus have been brought in by individuals who have traveled to areas where the disease is common, such as the Caribbean. While it could be difficult for the disease to start to spread in the US, it’s possible. Officials say it will reach the US at some point in the future, and it wouldn’t be a surprise if there is a confirmed transmission from a mosquito to a person in the US by the end of this summer. This is because if someone returns with the disease and a mosquito feeds on ...

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One Response to It’s Only a Matter of Time Before Chikungunya Hits the US

  1. faith says:

    I have a friend that got this who lives in Haiti. It doesn’t sound like it’s fun to get and you can miss weeks of work as you recover. I hope it doesn’t reach the US

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